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TAG : doghouse

Building a Doghouse Step by Step

After our faithful golden retriever, Chance, died at the grand old age of 15, I knew I’d need to do two things. First, head back to his breeder: Anybody who could produce a sweet-tempered dog that lived that long deserved repeat business. Second, build a doghouse to replace the one I’d made ...

Using Pressure-treated Wood

Pressure-treated wood is great at standing up to moisture and rot because it’s impregnated with arsenic and heavy metals. However, these are poisonous to pets and people. For this reason, don’t use it for the floor, walls or any other parts of a doghouse that will come into contact with ...

Tips From the Pros

First, cut all the 2-by lumber before you start construction. Cut the first piece of a given size, and then use that piece to mark the dimensions of its mates. A carpenter’s pencil or lumber crayon is handy for marking the cut pieces. Second, you want the walls to fit the actual frame, so ...

Doghouse Tools and Materials

ToolsTape measure Speed square Carpenter’s pencil Circular saw Chop saw Jigsaw Hacksaw Handsaw Framing hammer           Staple gun Socket wrench Adjustable wrenchMaterialsDimension lumber: see chart 2 - 4-by-8-foot sheets, 3/4-inch exterior plywood 8 - 7-inch angle clips 1 - 4-by-4 ...

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